Thursday, March 3, 2016
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 137.
The Bearcats come into this game with an overall record of 21-8 and a road record of 6-5. They are 11-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-16. The Cougars have an overall record of 21-8 and a home record of 14-3. They have an over/under record of 13-10 and they are 14-9 against the spread.
Troy Caupain comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bearcats. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Gary Clark averages 10.9 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Cincinnati. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 16.4 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Devonta Pollard averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Cincinnati averages 73.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 157th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 177th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 150th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 47th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 11.1 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 257th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 55th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 67th in the Division 1.
Houston averages 78.5 points per game this year which ranks them 43rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 39th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 152nd in the nation. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 67th and 165th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 28th with 10.7 per game. The Cougars allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 101st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 82nd and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 68th place in the nation. The Cougars force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in college basketball.
The Bearcats average 63.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4 per contest. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 109.4 and they assist on 61.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Cincinnati turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.4%. The Bearcats give up 59.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 80.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.4 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 115.4 and 46.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Houston turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.6%. The Cougars give up 67.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-14 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-16 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 14-9 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 13-10 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
02/27/16 G Farad Cobb Knee "?" Thursday vs. Houston U
02/27/16 F Shaquille Thomas Groin "?" Thursday vs. Houston U
Houston Cougars Injuries
02/01/16 G L.J. Rose Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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